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and good morning we will remember that we will release. a day the russian people will never forget the troops and armor parades through the red square to mark sixty eight years since of the historic victory secured by needle was sacrificed soviet soldiers in bringing the nazis to their knees. anger in japan after its ownership of a group of islands is questioned by china threatening to use the agent giant against each other in yet another territorial dispute. and immigration to germany his record levels as for you countries take steps to protect themselves against so-called benefits of tourism from poor states.
you're watching r t a live from moscow it's mid day here thank you for joining us with me to bomb would say. a day of enormous upright and a day of remembrance russia is marking sixty eighth anniversary of the defeat over nazi germany today just over two million people living in russia are veterans of that war and they contribution as well as those who sacrificed their lives is being remembered with flowers tears salutes and part of parades are designed to follow was at the main a military display on the rest. thier. very successful big day here on the red square it started with the bomb using trees in unison but trust me on it and it is a day that it's unified russia on the full soviet states is
a day that is used to celebrate victory a. great. sleep. last night feel to around three million that are still alive it's a date there are somebody who took part in a very big day right here in red square ninety people to come to the front line victorious during this parade be. pressing despite the russian military hardware types no you must see this all you see what. do you think the picture would be say to technology starting with a message from paris to. price the courage to bow to the great country of those who insist it will mostly. just secure the security. council.
red square. and you can watch the parade in the full on our you tube channel which is at the you tube dot com slash our t.v. and on our website you can also go back in time and see footage of what the veterans a went through during the war as well as they hear what they have to say r.t. dot com has comments and details all about the vehicles that took part in thursday's parade and more. my the old. well to some other news now japan's ownership of an entire go in the east china sea may be up for review not by tokyo but by beijing but in our islands the chain is a home to sprawling u.s. military bases and tens of thousands of american troops the people's daily consider the mouthpiece of china's communist party all but laid claim to the archipelago in an article written by academics japan quickly hit baghdad denouncing the paper as
a political tool and declaring its ownership of beyond doubt if the latest oratorial dispute them are in relations between the two asian powers both are also locked into contrast over another island chain james cover to see ads of a japan based news website says china's anyway is to pressure japan into making concessions or else way. it is at the very least an interesting new development in the territorial dispute and obviously meant to at least increase pressure on japan over the the disputed senkaku islands which is another part of this territorial dispute that's going on but in terms of okinawa itself it's been within the japanese sphere of influence for at least the last four hundred years now but of course this brings up the fundamental issue of all of this which is china is trying to argue that it has historical claims over the okinawa islands japan has these formal claims that it's set up in a major era back in the eighteenth seventy's but it's this group completely excluded from this is the fact that of course there is an ethnic indigenous
population in okinawa who are the ones who are completely forgotten in all of this and are being used as pawns as they have had to suffer through basically imperial regime after imperial regime and now it's basically a site for u.s. military bases and japan i think is going to be more or less a spectator in this i don't think that they have the ability to really stop china from from making these types of claims it's just a question of if and when this would actually spill into a military confrontation. that took on how and then a whole foreign policy in focus says time as we have maybe i'm double against washington then tokyo. i think it's a couple of things going on one is that the chinese are very very disturbed about the the asia pivot on the part of the obama administration what they see is that the united states has now moved sixty percent or is in the process of moving sixty percent of their armed forces into the pacific region so they find their average
ister and there was a standoff with the with the clinton administration in the late ninety's which the chinese had to back down from and they don't want to be in that position again so part of this is the backdrop is is that this is a way of kind of challenging their asia pivot but they're basically saying washington is don't push us don't come into our waters i do think as well there is an act through kind of drive a wedge to a certain extent between japan and the united states only states certainly want to war with china which japanese are being a bit more aggressive on this to try these are pushing the envelope just a little bit to see if the u.s. will back off a little bit on its support of japan i'm sure for that answer to happen but that's a possibility in the future. more immigrants arrived in germany to last
year than in any other during the last decades many of the newcomers are from crisis had father in anything european countries attracted by the near record levels of low unemployment in germany and as a one up for you countries to have told the european commission it wants to protect its cup equivocation and health systems from being overwhelmed by new rivals polly wake of reports on the doubts over whether so-called benefits tourism actually exists. have you had the one about the dutchman the german the austrian and the englishwoman going to the european commission and asking for cubs on migration within the e.u. it's not a joke it actually happened holland germany austria and the u.k. say that they're concerned about the pressure being put on their public services as a result of so-called benefits terrorism so they've written a letter to the european commission asking for help in making it harder for freshly arrived e.u. migrants to access public services such as schools hospitals and accommodation the
move comes just seven months before labor restrictions a lifted and the e.u.'s newest members remain ian ball garia are allowed to live and work freely anywhere within the european union brussels response to the letter has been lukewarm they want to see evidence that this so-called benefits terrorism actually exists to talk about the issue i'm joined by her be brockman from the joint council for the wealth of immigrants thank you very much for joining us do you think there is the threat of all this pressure being put on public services in the u.k. and i tell you first this isn't a phobia on share mad because evidence suggests otherwise we know that two million . nationals came to this country and only thirteen thousand of them out of two million claimed job seekers allowance we know that for the health service that we have got a hundred billion pound the budget for
a national health service and only ten to twenty million pounds where recouped from european nationals so there's a more. backed by evidence evidence is there if this is a myth propagated by the media then why are the politicians over four key western european countries so concerned about it you see the politicians are pandering to even sponsible tabloid made. publicans to get some key vote but if you want to have a harmonized economy we want everyone betterment. then we should work to. protectionism have the brockman thank you very much for your comments well there you have it the free movement directive one of the pillars the founding pillars of the european union but it looks like at the moment some key western countries are uniting together against a united europe. r.t. london the u.k.
is also facing tough criticism from another financial quarter this time of the international monetary fund which has want britain to ease up on the belt tightening the national secretary of the socialist workers party told us the government needs to rethink its priorities in dragging the country out of the door . it's extraordinary that the international monetary fund which is the high priests of neoliberalism who have imposed a stare at a as part of the troika along with the european union in the earthian central bank across the continent even though they are now telling us born that his economic policies are a complete failure and they're causing heart attack for the economy with no growth with unemployment rising and with social chaos caused by these policies and there are more and more people who are completely fed up with these a stereotype policies which are attacking people's living standards while at the same time at the other pole of society the very very rich grow ever richer the
reality is that the attempts to cut the deficits have caused the economy to come to a halt and what we need is to completely change the priorities and to stop the imperial adventures in afghanistan and the talk of more involvement in syria we need to stop the trident nuclear program and we need to take the power away from the wealthy people at the top of society and start putting people first not profits . also coming up but the u.s. edition is up the dollars a full israeli defense is spending hundreds of millions on the end to this i am doing system despite criticism that it's not as effective as i've been presented so that's still a hate and. cause for going with the flow these workers and russia definitely got into this women all things with a rather bizarre method of crossing the river as the many know in a couple of minutes.
thank you. thanks for staying with our team the u.s. says it plans to push for that to get israel and palestine to the negotiation table with secretary of state john kerry planning a trip to the middle east even so washington continues to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the israeli army including funding the iron dome anti-missile system his policy has been hearing from those who say a complex just isn't worth it. the brains behind the iron dome is ready but the funding is mostly american born there are no guns assistance it solves the discussion and offered their assistance they have washington recently pledged an additional six hundred eighty million dollars for deploying the intercept
a system that advocates claim has a success rate of more than eighty percent in order numbers and soon the results are you endorsing. even obama has gotten in on the act his first stop at a recent trip to israel was to an iron dome battery where he told soldiers they're doing an amazing job because so much money has been spent on this defense missile system it now needs to be marketed and sold otherwise how do you justify something that has already cost the american taxpayer millions of dollars but for all its hifi high end dome which is designed to intercept and destroy short range rockets aimed at populated areas is not foolproof i have a lot of question marks questions that include the system's effectiveness weapons experts lee united states and even in israel say the i.d.f. has y. be overstated its intercept success rate by a factor of ten or more you can see very clearly that the project
like this that it's impossible to get a warhead work. we've said the destroyed they put four percent of the incoming orchids the celebrated technological wonder exploded onto the international stage after last year's israel gaza war but the math did not add up it proved disproportionately expensive as a defense against a crude homemade palestinian rockets and in militants there are assembling these rockets which cost about one hundred dollars to make. which are very little more than than a pipe with an explosive to to propel it forward. and the iron dome rockets. actually cost fifty thousand dollars. each bucket so shooting two rockets to intercept one of the amounts makeshift runs a makeshift rockets would cost. it's hours and times more than the cost of the
rockets that is being intercepted but the i.d.f. has good reason to mislead the world about its effectiveness not only to taxpayers want to know the money is being well spent but in a mes need to be deterred especially gaza militants firing at israel's southern border city of mobile right. even more they develop. the defense of the war this was the. only. difference is they were given the history of missile defense to and the strong israeli and sintered to deceive the people who pay for the system should be asking hard questions about how well it really works. on our website to renowned physicist stephen hawking is causing a big bag over his refusal to travel to israel hamburg university first said he wasn't going because of health problems but later admitted his resume reasons were political get the details online. and
a call good trade with have to feel tankers do whales and solver in russia with carriages exploding in fireballs forcing thousands of people to evacuate the area r.t. dot com has more on the accident. next proves how you can rise above anything you've got the means and the willpower explains how a group of russians a wave of inspiration got them from a to b. . it really seems like one collab you look at the key there are so many people there and amazingly they're not just standing there for a bus right there actually crossing the river using these to ask invaders so for
some it can be have a traffic and for others to have a way now let me give you some details on what is actually happening that this video was shot at the end of march in the north of the mountains and as you can see the area is flooded and it also seems that there is going to be a bridge build there in the future but for now people still have to cross it somehow and it seems they found a way better call it an adrenaline draw and now you've got one ask evader loaded with three sometimes even more people now it means the other one half way people climb from one ask of aid or to be other it all looks rather dangerous but look at the people they seem quite pleased with themselves anyway when this video first appeared on the internet it went viral was so many commons and very few people were actually concerned about the fate of the passengers some even labelled this video
as another example of how russians can be resilient and resourceful well it's really hard to argue with that watching this footage. the american civil liberties union azzam a mission to educate the public about the dangers of accumulating too much debt but awful they revealed it figures so showing a number of the people who fail to pay their debts are being thrown in jail and that number is rising well enough but my has been to the state of ohio where the practice is fairly common even though it's criticized as unconstitutional a midwestern u.s. state. internationally recognized for being the battleground where america's next president is decided let's talk about the importance of ohio and in the battle for ohio state eighteen electoral votes mean so much elbows paid a lot of attention ohio ohio. you're probably going to decide the next president of
united states for the past thirty six years no candidate has entered the white house without winning this swing state while ohio undoubtedly wields an enormous influence in the arena of u.s. presidential politics the state is currently garnering headlines for its presence specifically the medieval type punishment being imposed on countless citizens who are drowning in debt according to a report released by the a.c.l.u. of ohio thousands of citizens are being locked behind bars because they are too poor to pay their debt and we saw some really troubling numbers one case that we looked at out of mansfield ohio there is a gentleman and his crime against the community was he let his dog walk in his mobile home park without a leash he was fined thirty dollars and he ended up being found in contempt of court and was sent to jail for not paying for a thirty dollars fifty five year old jack jolley was incarcerated three times for
failing to pay nine hundred dollars in fines every ninety days you had a jail date. and if you were working well you're going to jail. prisons violate the u.s. and ohio constitutions according to the a.c.l.u. most of the defendants weren't given hearings before being jailed for outstanding fines if the court had taken any time to ask whether or not they could afford to pay that they would see that these were people who just simply cannot pay they were individuals who are homeless many who haven't worked for months if not years people who are disabled people who are taking care of disabled family members these are people who are working and just don't feel like spending the money these are people who literally have no money people like dante stiles who is unemployed and says he often has to choose between feeding his two children or paying his fines a promise so back and forth back and forth in court back before
a conflict days here fifteen days here and while the cash strapped citizens are incarcerated in debtors prisons. there are fines keep growing like credit card interest it's described as a vicious circle it was seven hundred thirty thirty seven dollars ok at the levin days when i went back to court at the court course and paranoid the public defended it went up actually two hundred dollars more than one point eight million ohioans reportedly live in poverty and i want to get it behind me dolly lost his job last year after missing work for a ten day sentence in debtors prison just part of the job i was probably there not quite a month. i was expecting a paycheck so i'd gone in early to get a paycheck so i could go in and pay on lifeline and upon my release i was terminated from my job dollie has received a fifty dollars credit for each of the sixteen days he was illegally imprisoned but most like styles have not and the state revered for predicting america's presidents
has garnered a new reputation for how it punishes the poor. artsy ohio. some more days of world headlines for you now for the clashes have erupted between police and students are marching for free education in chile's capital security forces used a water cannon to hold back the writers and son tens of thousands of students or took part in nationwide demonstrations as part of an ongoing movement for education reform that began back in two thousand and ten. britain is pushing for the e.u. arms embargo against syria to be amended or lifted to so that weapons can get to the rebels the current sanctions expire at the end of may and will most likely be extended ones are supports the plan despite widespread european fears that it will only worsen the conflict and independent u.n. reports suggest the rebels have most likely used chemical weapons although britain and the u.s.
maintain that if the regime does deploying them. pakistan will pull out of from the u.s. and lead a war on terror if for the men to become the country's next prime minister is elected now was sharif of the pakistan muslim leader says it's the only option to bring peace to the central asian nation general elections due on the eleventh of may after a campaigning season marred by violence and attacks which underline the country's desperate security situation. returning to our main story for a few minutes a russia is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the defeat of nazi germany a spectacular parade to commemorate those soldiers who led the fight has taken place in the very heart of the russian capital let's have another look now at its highlights.
absolutely spectacular coming up after the break east meets west in wartime victory technology stay with us here on our team. you. i've been asked a few times if i believe in conspiracy theories which is kind of an odd question i mean you just in general believe in conspiracy theories like all of them even the ones that contradict each other i mean j.f.k. could have been killed by the mob the cia the k.g.b. and very secret societies at the same time or could he have been know what you just declare themselves official conspiracy theories that silly obviously it isn't good just go around fishing for evil plots to explain every situation the mainstream media sure does lie a lot but i think they're telling the truth about that whole sky being blue thing
but on the other hand if you never question what the glowing box in your house tells you that just makes you a sucker a kind of sucker who bought that they were magical mysterious invisible weapons of mass destruction in iraq and you know what in all honesty they've actually been real evil conspiracies that have been exposed like the tuskegee experiment and the fascist coup attempt against president roosevelt in one nine hundred thirty s. over all people think it spears the theories are a matter of belief but in actuality they're completely a matter of facts and there's a lot of good evidence to support a conspiracy and good arguments that maybe you should consider it but if someone tells you the president is actually a rip killing for the cosmos you might want to just stay away from that one especially my opinion. the civilized world produces more food than it needs. while people die of hunger in other countries. millions of victims every year. where
in the early hours of a hot july dawn a group of unusually dressed people carefully laid on to the shore of one of the to me up as tributaries there clad in servant military uniform from the days of world war two. in the summer of nine hundred forty one on the sort of view of a crossing the a small m. sc one hundred thousand people were killed while they were trying to escape the surrounding enemy. the division has traveled. just beginning now they have three thousand. across europe to take part in the. show.